Data Collection and Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are a form of text files that is put on your computer to help us track how visitor’s use and interact with our website. This information is then used to track visitor use of the website and to create statistical reports on website activity. For more information visit or

Types of cookies that we use

  • Required Cookies: enable the navigation and basic functionality of the websites, e.g., access to protected areas of the websites.
  • Functional Cookies: allow us to analyse your website usage and your selections on the website (e.g. your language or region), so we can save these settings and improve the service that we provide as well as offer you a more personalized experience.
  • Advertising Cookies (such as Google analytics): allow us to better assess the effectiveness of our content marketing and advertising efforts. These cookies are provided by our third-party partners to analyse and track site visit and signups stemming from advertising. We do not share your personal information (such as name or email) to third-party providers outside of site visit data collected directly by such Advertising Cookies, though your site visit data may be linked with other personal information collected elsewhere by such third-party providers. Such external data processing is governed by the privacy policies of these third-party providers.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. Please note in a few cases some of our website features may not function because of this.

How we use cookies

When you visit we use cookies to keep track of what you have searched for previously to help you when you return to the site. These cookies have a validity of 3 months. Continue to use the site as normal if you’re happy with this, or read on to find out how to manage cookies.

What are Cookies used for?

Cookies used do not contain personal data. The cookies contain only a unique number and, in case of multi variate testing, a number indicating which version of the website has been presented and when that occurred. There are several other cookies on this website, which are all session based and will therefore become inactive when you leave this web site.

Why we use Cookies

We monitor how many people use the site and what they use. We do this to improve the digital experience. We use a variety of different tracking tools which use cookies to recognise returning visitors. These tools help us provide you with the information that you may be searching for.

Additionally when you visit our website, we store web server logs which show your IP address, which gives us information such as which pages you looked at, whether the page request was successful or not and which browser you use to view the page. The use of this data is purely for statistical purposes.

How do I delete my cookies?

The use of cookies is optional. You have the option not to use cookies by changing your browser settings or by deleting them from your temporary Internet files.

The Help menu on the menu bar of most web browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of some of this websites most useful features and we recommend that you leave these turned on. If you do leave cookies turned on, be sure to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.

Should you however wish to delete or turn off cookies, further information can be found here.